Originally Posted by b7spectra
thanks spork! I was hesitant about saying the same thing! I guess you would call them saps?
Please excuse this post..I am incredibly drunk...but I've been through enough in life that I'm not afraid to call them as I see them...
The problem with AA is that they are full of the letter
of the law but none of the spirit
Call me starry-eyed, but I do like to give people the benefit of the doubt..
There is a difference...you must try to TEACH first, before you try to ENFORCE...
We were all new once. Nobody can become a good operator without good advice.
So many of the AA slips I've seen could be addressed with a simple 2 minute QSO...
I have no hesitation to get in someone's face (figuratively speaking)..right on the air...when they're being a LID...but you have to EDUCATE, and not just SCOLD.
Most people want to do the proper thing, if they only knew what the right thing was...instead they just get dressed-down with no advice to make them better...
There is so much potential in our hobby...you have to do what you can to mentor, rather than just excoriate.
I have found that I've never gone wrong in life assuming people are smart, but I have gone wrong a lot
by assuming people are stupid.
I'm glad I'm not alone in trying to help...
Also, I need another drink. ,,,,,,,,,,